Subtraction method tracks implant bone loss

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam and VU University developed a measuring method consisting of a subtraction module that corrected for gray values and geometry, and defined the region of interest mesially and distally of dental implants.

When they applied the method to an archive of panoramic radiographs of implant patients who had been monitored up to 16 years, they found significant loss of gray value at a constant rate of 0.6 units per month throughout the study, indicating gradual bone loss on the mesial and/or distal sides of the implants. They also found that females lost bone at a higher rate than males….read more

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